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across the Weald and South East

There’s a famous saying ‘actions speak louder than words’ and when doers get together great things can happen.

Last month I met a couple of inspiring ladies at The Cosy Kettle Coffee Shop in Hamstreet near Woodchurch. Both are knowledgeable and experienced in their field and wanted to join forces to get a trading consortium off the ground, not just for them but for other local ladies who run their own beauty, health and retail businesses.

I am now proud to announce that following consultation about what they wanted to achieve and how they want to present their new concept that ‘Live Local Love Local’ events are off the ground and there has been an extraordinary response from other ladies wanting to join in; and great enthusiasm from the public.

So how did it all begin? Michelle Denney (left) owner of Butterfly Beauty in Hamstreet has been treating and pampering her clients for 8 years. During this time she has held seasonal events at her salon inviting clients to test new treatments, as well as offering space each time for a local business to join in.

Michelle then offered Gilly Parker founder of Beautiful Things space within her salon to display a selection of Cashmere, Italian Silk and Jewellery. It was a big hit! Due to popular demand, there is now a collection of Beautiful Things permanently available at the salon.

Customers love the combination of fabulous pampering and irresistible retail under one roof and their events have gone from strength to strength outgrowing the salon. At this point these local ladies decided it was time to take it to the next level.

This month on Thursday 18th October between 5.00 – 9.00 p.m. at Tenterden Town Hall the first event that unites beauty, health and retail specialists to offer a diverse shopping and therapy experience is being held. It is free of charge for visitors to attend.

More than 15 ladies will be showcasing their products and services by coming together in a collaborative effort to support each other and one another’s businesses.

At a time when local trade is threatened by online giants it is to their credit that these ladies have united to form a consortium and The Big WOW will be giving them its full support to help them gain the exposure they need to succeed.

Check out more details about the event here

Article by Emma Wood – founder of The Big WOW

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